Rock Band & Ensemble Auditions: In-Person / Online – FREE!
Sunday, Aug 22, 2021 11:30 AM
@ The Rehearsal Factory – 178 Front Street East just East of Sherbourne
11:30am – Orientation and Private Audition with a Mint Music Teacher
12:00pm – Play with Different Bands and Socialize with Other Participants
1:00pm – Band Placements Announced and Questions Answered
IN-PERSON AUDITION INFORMATION
Finally! Please join us for the Mint Music’s 2nd In-Person Rock Band & Ensemble Auditions of 2021. Please email or phone the school office (firstname.lastname@example.org / 416-707-1077) prior to attending and tell us what instrument you play and what musical experience you have so we can place you in an appropriate band that matches your musical interests and skill level on the day of the your in-person band audition.
Social distancing and PPE measures will be in place and as this audition occurs indoors at the Rehearsal Factory’s 178 Front Street Location a face mask must be worn upon entering the building.
WANT TO AUDITION ONLINE?
Please email us to book your online audition with a Mint Music Instructor no later than Friday, August 20th at 5 PM.
All instruments (Vocals, Piano/Keys, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Ukulele, Woodwind and Brass Instruments etc.) are welcome! We have bands for every level and age from teens to adults.
We will be aiming to start up new additional bands (Rock, Metal, Pop, Indie Rock, R&B/Funk, Jazz, Indian Fusion, Folk & Country) that rehearse during the week & weekend and fill a few spots in our Rock Bands, Teen Band, Jazz Band and Funk Band that rehearse weekly.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During your audition, a Mint Music instructor will interview you about your past experience, playing ability, musical interests and hear you play. After the audition session, each participant will be put into groups to get ready for band rehearsals!
HOW IT WORKS
Bring your instrument to the audition so you can meet and jam with others. We will provide all the necessary amps and sound equipment you will need for the audition. A drum set, piano and/or keyboard, guitar amps and a PA will be available for those that need it. You’ll also get a chance to tour our studios and have all your questions answered. Each group will be supervised by a Mint Music instructor who will assist with the running or organization of the rehearsals. Members get to select the pieces they want to learn and determine the stylistic and artistic direction of the group.
Members that come to the Rock Band auditions will have the opportunity to attend weekly rehearsals at a mutually convenient time. Every effort is made to put everyone in a band following the audition. Weekly rehearsals are 1 hour in length and range in cost from $20 – $35 per session depending on the size of the group and the number of instructors involved.
Mint Music and The Toronto Guitar School have a proud tradition of organizing free school concerts 3 times a year which your group is encouraged to perform at. A full PA, Back line and Professional Sound Engineer are provided at no extra cost. Other performance opportunities, professional recording, and video services also exist for those that are interested.
OUR BAND INSTRUCTORS
Andre Valerio – Guitar, Bass and Keyboards
Rock Band, Jazz and Funk Band Instructor
Camila Milla – Guitar and Bass
Rock Band and Teen Band Instructor
George Chenery – Bass and Guitar
Rock and RnB Band Instructor
Laura Wilson – Voice and Keyboards
Rock Band and RnB Band Instructor
Jinu Isac – Piano/Drums
Funk Band, Jazz and RnB Band Instructor and Drummer
Andrew Scott – Drums
Rock Band, Jazz and RnB Instructor and Drummer
James Sawyer – Guitar and Bass
Metal Band Instructor
Here is our complete roster of teachers
We look forward to meeting everyone and welcoming you into our musical community!